The Spatial and Regional Economics research group, ECONRES was first approved on July 12, 2007 -and renewed on December 2018- as one of the “Consolidated Research Groups” of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the Social Sciences area (SOC, E-027). This team is devoted to the development of new models/methods in spatial econometrics/statistics for applications in regional/urban economics and business administration. The ECONRES group imitates the academic quality and friendly environment of the Regional Economics Appliations Laboratory (REAL) and some of its members are part of the the EU-REAL Network.
- The ECONRES group has been presented in ‘Conociendo la UAM‘, which is a YouTube channel for disseminating the scientific-technical, artistic and cultural capacities of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Coro Chasco has been interviewed by the Director of the Fundación General de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Fidel Rodríguez.
- Coro Chasco has started an ‘online’ course in Geomarketing in the Master of Marketing of the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH). April 2021.
- Edith Macedo, Ph.D. student in the ECONRES group, has published the paper ‘An Evaluation of the Three Pillars of Sustainability in Cities with High Airbnb Presence: A Case Study of the City of Madrid‘, coauthored by his co-supervisor Agustín Álvarez-Herranz in the journal Sustainability (Q2 in JCR and SJR). April 2021.
- The ECONRES Seminar series restarted the activity after more than one year, with an online version. The first seminar of this new era was presented last February by Edith Cecilia Macedo Ruiz (Panamerican University and predoctoral student in UAM) with the title ‘Disposición a pagar para mejorar la calidad del agua en Zapopan‘. The second one was presented yesterday by Juan Luis Quiroz (predoctoral student in UAM) with the title ‘Equal opportunities to access the university in Chile? An application with a spatial Heckman probit model‘. March 18, 2021.
- Coro Chasco participates, joint to Julie Le Gallo and Sandy D’all Erba, in the special session “Spatial and “Spatial and spatio-temporal models” of the New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics, NTTS-2021, organized by EUROSTAT and the European Commission. Thanks to Prof. Yiannis Kamarianakis for organizing such interesting session.
- We are greatly honored of having been selected for being part of the Special Issue devoted to the International Women’s Day 2021 of the journal of Spatial Economic Analysis with two open-access papers. The first one, ‘Heterogeneity in Perceptions of Noise and Air Pollution: A Spatial Quantile Approach on the City of Madrid‘, was published in 2015 and coauthored by Coro Chasco and Julie Le Gallo, while the second paper, entitled ‘The Influence of Geography on the Spatial Agglomeration of Production in the European Union‘, was published in 2012 and coauthored by Coro Chasco, Ana M. López and Rachel Guillain. Te guest editors are Maria Abreu, Jessie Poon and J.Paul Elhorst.